Rahul Gandhi to submit memo with 2 cr signatures to Prez for annulling new farm laws

New Delhi, (the states. news) Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be leading a demonstration on Thursday morning at the Vijay Chowk and submit a memorandum with 2 crore signatures seeking President’s intervention for annulling the three new agri-reform laws, party sources said.

The Congress had collected memorandum of appeals addressed to the President signed by the farmers, labourers and the stake holders who have been opposing the new legislation right from the beginning.

This was possible through the grand-old party’s nationwide campaign as a step further in the sustained opposition to the anti farmers legislations, Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal had said in a statement on Tuesday.

So far, around 2 crore signatures have been collected urging president’s intervention for the withdrawal of the three new legislations. A delegation of Congress MPs and party leaders will handover the same under leadership of  Rahul Gandhi.

The Congress has also accused the government of being on an overdrive, using public money to create false propaganda and narrative in favour of the farmers bill and discrediting the protesting farmers.

It is pushing doctored surveys in media discourse to create support in favour of these anti-farmer laws, the Congress alleged further.

Meanwhile, the grand-old party has asked PM Modi to repeal the new farm laws while paying tributes to former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh on his birth anniversary.

Congress communications chief Randeep Singh Surjewala urged PM Narendra Modi to adopt a pragmatic approach and address the farmers’ grievances.

Farmers protests entered 28th day on Wednesday on the Kisan Diwas, birth anniversary of the ‘champion of peasants’ former PM Chaudhary Charan Singh.

During the ongoing protests, around 44 farmers have lost their lives, while the protestors continue to agitate amid the harsh freezing cold weather conditions out on the roads at the major border points of the National Capital. (uni) (media